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Women's Basketball
Stephany Dunmyer

Stephany Dunmyer

Title: Head Women's Basketball Coach
Phone Number: 757-455-2122
Email Address: sdunmyer@vwc.edu
Previous College: Kenyon College '00, Ashland University '02
  • 2006, 2008, 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach-of-the-Year
  • Entering her 12th season in 2014-15 as the head coach for Virginia Wesleyan College, where she has compiled a 181-115 record overall and a 135-77 record in Old Dominion Athletic Conference competition
  • Ranks as the most successful women's basketball coach in VWC history
  • Guided VWC to the ODAC title game in four of the past seven seasons
  • Guided VWC to 22-6 records overall and 17-3 ODAC marks in 2007-08 and 2011-12; the second best overall records in VWC history and VWC's best ODAC record
  • Guided VWC to a 21-7 record in 2006-07, the best program record since the 1985-86 season and the first 20-win finish since 1989
  • Received a Master of Education in Sport Education from Ashland University in 2002
  • Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Kenyon College in 2000, graduated Cum Laude with Highest Honors
  • Assistant basketball coach for Division I Indiana State in 2002-03 when the Sycamores won the Missouri Valley Conference championship and competed in the Women's National Invitational Tournament
  • Served as the junior college recruiting coordinator for Indiana State's women's basketball program
  • Assistant coach for two years at Division II's Ashland University in Ohio
  • 2000 Player of the Year in the North Coast Athletic Conference; three-time All-Conference honoree
  • Helped to guide Kenyon to a 74-33 record in four seasons, with two NCAC championships and two berths in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III national championship tournament
  • One of only 10 players named to the North Coast Athletic Conference's Women's Basketball 20th Anniversary Team, honoring the conference's best players from 1993 through 2003
  • Ranks among Kenyon's all-time top five basketball players in 22 career, season, and individual game statistical categories, including No. 1 in career assists and assists per game, No. 2 in career three-pointers made and free throws made, and No. 4 in career steals
  • Scored 1,555 points at Kenyon to rank second in scoring in school history
  • Native of Pemberville, Ohio and a graduate of Eastwood High School
The Dunmyer File
Year GP Won Loss Pct. League Pct. Accomplishments
2004 25 5 20 .200 3-17 .150  
2005 26 12 14 .451 10-10 .500  
2006 26 17 9 .653 14-6 .700 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
2007 28 21 7 .750 16-4 .800 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament runner-up
2008 28 22 6 .785 17-3 .850 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament runner-up; ODAC Coach of the Year
2009 27 18 9 .670 14-6 .700 Old Dominion Athletic Conference semifinalist
2010 28 17 11 .607 12-8 .600

Old Dominion Athletic Conference
tournament runner-up

2011 26 12 14 .461 10-10 .500
2012 28 22 6 .785 17-3 .850 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament runner-up; ODAC Coach of the Year
2013 27 18 9 .667 12-4 .750 Old Dominion Athletic Conference semifinalist
2014 27 17 10 .629 10-6 .625  
11 296 181 115 .611 136-47 .743  
Women's Basketball
Andrea Ushinski

Andrea Ushinski

Title: Associate Head Women's Basketball Coach
Phone Number: 757-455-2114
Email Address: aushinski@vwc.edu
Previous College: Virginia Wesleyan College '09
  • 2009 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor
    of Arts degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Four-year letterwinner in basketball for the Marlins
  • Team captain as a junior and senior
  • All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honoree
  • Part of a senior class that played in two ODAC title games and recorded the most victories in the history of women's basketball at VWC
  • Begins her fifth year at VWC in 2014-15 after one year as an assistant women's basketball coach at Lynchburg College
  • Coached at the University of Virginia Basketball Camp in 2009 and 2012
  • Coach of the Nfinity Skills Academy
  • Skills development coach for The Stronger Woman Basketball program in the Hampton Roads area
VWC 2011-12
Women's Basketball
Lex Higbee

SA - Lex Higbee

Height: 5-5
Year: Junior
Hometown: Waltham, Vt.
High School: Vergennes Union
Major: Criminal Justice
  • "I made VWC my top choice because the first time I stepped on campus I knew VWC was where I wanted to go. I loved everything about it, from the size to the people to the coaching staff and the team."
  • Selected VWC over Guilford College High Point University and Daniel Webster College

Collegiate Accomplishments

  • Presidential Scholarship Award winner

Prep Accolades

  • Team's Defensive Player of the Year in basketball as a senior
  • Co-Most Valuable Player in basketball as a junior
  • Basketball team captain as a senior
  • Lake Division honorable mention honoree in soccer as a junior and senior
  • Helped guide Vergennes Union to the Vermont quarterfinals as a senior
  • Also competed in track where she was a member of the 4x400 relay team that placed fifth in the state championship meet
  • Member of the Science Club
  • Competed for the Vergennes Vixens AAU basketball team and the Next Level Athletics AAU basketball team


  • Daughter of Paula and Jeffery Higbee; mom attended Marietta College
  • Has one sister, Leigh
  • A fan of the Boston Celtics and their point guard Rajon Rondo, Phoenix Suns' point guard Steve Nash, and actress Angelina Jolie
  • Enjoys all types of music and vacation time at Sanibel Island, Florida
  • Favorites include the book "The Kite Runner" the movies "Glory Road" and "Atonement," and the TV series "Grey's Anatomy" and "Criminal Minds"
  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "I am competitive, tenacious, satirical, assiduous, loyal, honest, and witty,"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "I love the competitiveness and strength I get as an athlete."
  • The part of my game I've improved the most is: "My offensive game. I have always felt pretty good about my defense, so I've tried really hard to step up my offensive attacks."
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "To become a stronger athlete overall."
  • If I could spend one day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Wyatt Earp, because he was one of the best U.S. Marshals in American history and spending a day with him would be quite exciting."
  • If I could participate in a reality show it would be: "Surivor because I feel I could do pretty well in the challenges and be able to keep my head and strength, even in hard conditions."
  • It's the year 2025 and: "I will living in a major city and working as an agent in either the FBI, CIA, ATF or DEA."
  • If I could possess one superpower it would be: "the ability to heal myself, as well as others. I feel this superpower would be the best because I could do absolutely anything without having to worry about getting hurt, and if someone else did get hurt, I could fix them."
  • People might be surprised to know: "I suffered a spinal cord injurty during an AAU basketball tournament."

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